So Much For Cooperation

Lee Rosenbaum says that the war of words between the Getty Museum and the Italian government is evidence that “a cautiously cooperative relationship has degenerated into an adversarial one. It now appears that that the objects that the Getty had hoped to return in exchange for a far-reaching accord, including loans of Italian antiquities, may instead be used as courtroom evidence against the Getty’s former curator, Marion True, now on trial in Italy on charges of trafficking in illegally excavated antiquities.”